Fox's Napolitano says after Sondland testimony that Democrats have a case for impeachment

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew NapolitanoAndrew Peter NapolitanoFox's Napolitano says grand jury erred in Taylor case: 'I would have indicted all three of them' Fox's Napolitano: Supreme Court confirmation hearings will be 'World War III of political battles' Fox's Napolitano: 2000 election will look like 'child's play' compared to 2020 legal battles MORE said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that Democrats have a case for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE after U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Top Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland MORE’s congressional testimony.

“One would expect the president, in September, after the whistleblower's allegations came out, after the president was accused of a quid pro quo, to say ‘no quid pro quo.’ Here we go with the Latin again,” Napolitano said. “But it is clear from what Ambassador Sondland testified yesterday that there was an understanding that the president wanted some things from the Ukrainians.”

Sondland, a Republican mega-donor and Trump’s hand-picked ambassador, delivered explosive testimony to the House Intelligence Committee that linked the president to a politically motivated pressure campaign in Ukraine.

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The ambassador also testified that he sent an email to then-Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryEnergy secretary questions consensus that humans cause climate change OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push resolution to battle climate change, sluggish economy and racial injustice | Senators reach compromise on greenhouse gas amendment stalling energy bill | Trump courts Florida voters with offshore drilling moratorium OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs major conservation bill into law | Senate votes to confirm Energy's No. 2 official | Trump Jr. expresses opposition to Pebble Mine project MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoWatchdog confirms State Dept. canceled award for journalist who criticized Trump Trump's push for win with Sudan amps up pressure on Congress  Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize MORE, acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOn The Money: House panel pulls Powell into partisan battles | New York considers hiking taxes on the rich | Treasury: Trump's payroll tax deferral won't hurt Social Security Blockchain trade group names Mick Mulvaney to board Mick Mulvaney to start hedge fund MORE and other Trump officials informing them that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was prepared to announce a probe.

“Rick Perry knew it. Mick Mulvaney knew it," Napolitano said on the Fox News morning show. "Now, when allegations like that are made, and the committee subpoenas those people, and they don't show, for whatever reason, the committee can infer that their testimony would be consistent with the ambassador’s."

Napolitano also defended Sondland, a billionaire hotel magnate, against the president’s attacks.

“So the ambassador is not a never Trumper. He is not a Democrat,” Napolitano said. “He's not somebody wanting to disrupt. This is the guy who's given a million dollars to the Republican Party and is the most important Trump-nominated ambassador in Europe. And he's saying this is what happened.”